I am dead… and alive!

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Meet Dr. Michio Kaku. He is both dead and alive at the same time!

I was just listening to Dr. Michio Kaku on the radio in the car.  That guy is awesome.  I had no idea he has his own radio show now.  He’s the physicist that developed the “String Field Theory”.  Not String theory.  I’m not smart enough to tell you the difference, but anyway one of the things that was really interesting.  There are 100 billion galaxies that the Hubble telescope can see.  Within each galaxy are 1 billion earth-like planets.  

So in the part of the universe we can see, there are 100 billion X 1 billion earth-like planets.  He actually said he thinks that given that there are that many planets were life as we know it is possible, there is no question that there are more advanced beings that have mastered space flight to the point where they can visit our planet.  It would actually be crazy to think otherwise.

I think the real message here is that my book The Tree Readers may be closer to nonfiction than I thought!

I also learned that it is possible for me to exist in two places at once, and I can be both dead and alive at the same time.  

Mind blown!

And then there’s The Tree Readers

The Anunnaki are coming, and they are going to solve the human problem once and for all.

The Anunnaki are coming, and they are going to solve the human problem once and for all.

I’m still working on The Tree Readers.  I have no idea how long before it’s published in book format, but I’m continuing to upload first draft chapters on Wattpad.  What you’re reading there will be tweaked, cut, or completely altered before I send it to my agent.   Call it the “rough author’s cut.”

BTW – The aliens that appear in The Tree Readers are ‘real’.  By that I mean, there are certain groups who believe that the Anunnaki are ‘real’ giant aliens that created the human race. I’ve taken actual folklore and shaped it to fit my storyline.  Many hardcore Ancient Astronaut devotees will most likely hate me for it, not to mention the Anunnaki themselves.  They do not come off looking that great.  If I go missing, look to the skies because I’m fairly certain I’ll be facing an Anunnaki tribunal for my blasphemy.

Wattpad and me

So, I’m doing this Wattpad thing, and I’m not sure what to make of it at this point.  While I’m writing Book Six of the Oz Chronicles, I am posting completed chapters of another book in progress, The Tree Readers, on Wattpad two times a day.  To date, I have about 79,000 words written, and each chapter is about 1,000 words long. It’s a book I started about two years ago, and I work on it in between other projects.  It’s actually a very special book to me because I started it while my mother was ill, and I would send her chapters that my sister would read to her.  Apparently, she enjoyed the story.  It’s a little difficult getting back into with a lot of enthusiasm knowing she won’t be able read the finished product.

That aside, Wattpad is a foreign concept to me, and I’m not sure what will come of it.  I’m not expecting much because I am a stranger in a strange land.  I’m about 30 years older than the typical Wattpadian from what I can tell, and after reading the forums, I discovered that it’s common practice for writers to “vote” for their own work.  I’ve been doing it, but it feels a little self-indulgent.

There’s no danger in me becoming a bright shining star on Wattpad because The Tree Readers is about 800,000 reads behind the top science fiction story.  If you are so inclined, and you want to see what The Tree Readers is all about, I encourage you to join Wattpad and read along.

And yes, Book Six is coming!

Whoa! Where Have I been?

I’ve been really bad about blogging lately.  What is my deal?  I have no excuse.  I’ m going to make a concerted effort to get back into the swing of things, and return to a regular schedule.  Here’s what’s on my mind:

  1. We learned almost nothing from the first week of college football.  It’s always so disappointing when it comes around every year. We wait for it.  Anticipating every tackle, pass and bone-jarring hit.  And, we get some of that, but we also get ridiculous blowouts.  Ugly, ugly, ugly football.  We did learn that Boise State is for real.  They’re still going to get left out of the BCS title game even if they win the rest of their games.  That old adage that the current system is great because every game counts isn’t true.  Boise’s win over Va. Tech didn’t matter one bit.  I’d love to be wrong, but I’m fairly sure I’m not.  We also learned that Florida is in some serious trouble.  I was astonished they were ranked so high because they lost one of the greatest college football players to ever play the game. I’m saying this as a Tennessee fan.  You gotta figure that will at least drop you out of the top 10.  They’re going to lose a few games this year.
  2. I watched the Destination Truth season premiere episode.  It was okay.  Josh was Josh and the jokes were chuckle worthy, but I have a question.  What is up with replacing one hot chick with another hot chic every season?  Is the show a way for Josh to meet women?
  3. What’s up with all these idiots who want to burn the Quran?  I really thought we were past that kind of bigotry in this country.  It appears they called it off, but who would purpose that kind of thing in the first place.
  4. I’m reading a book on UFOs by Leslie Kean.  She’s basically collected “authentic” sightings by pilots, military personnel and government officials.   The interesting part of the book is that they aren’t really trying to make the case that they’re alien spacecraft.  They’re simply saying that there is something unidentified in the skies.  They’ve been tracked on radar, observed by trained pilots and even involved in combat maneuvers with a few military planes.   The US is the only major government that won’t officially acknowledge their existence.  In fact, they created a committee in the 40’s to come up with a plan to respond and investigate UFO sightings.  Their plan?  They developed a process on how to discredit reports.
  5. Along those lines, I watched the movie The Fourth Kind last week, and I don’t know how to feel about it.  The filmmaker lied to the audience.  He represented fiction as fact.  The premise of the movie is that over a twenty year period or so, 25 people disappeared in Nome, Alaska.  The filmmaker created a scenario where there was a therapist treating patience who were the victims of alien abductions.  He mixed in “actual audio recordings” and “real video footage.”  That’s all fine and good, but none of it was actual or real.  It was all created for the movie.
  6. Don’t worry.  I haven’t turned into a UFO/Alien freak.  I’m just doing research for a new book.

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The Day the Earth Stood Still – Farewell to the Master

Can you tell me the best way to the Interstate from here?

"Can you tell me the best way to the Interstate from here?"

The remake of the 1951 classic scifi film, The Day the Earth Stood Still, is set for a December release. When I use the word “classic”, I of course mean cheesy. The 1951 film is fun to watch, but it has the feel of a “B movie.” You can’t go into it expecting too much.

What few people know is that the film is loosely based on a short story written by Harry Bates in 1940. The title of the short story is Farewell to the Master. It has a much more interesting twist than the movie. The conceit is that mankind is so devoid of faith and replete with prejudice that we don’t recognize the true master. It’s a very powerful message.

I encourage you to click here and read the story: Farewell to the Master

Remember to never forget the author!